Best of Planetarium 2021, Pt. 3

One year after part 2 of the retrospective on 2021 was released, I have an extra set for you covering the second half of 2021 and underseen gems. Catching up on the recent stuff has been difficult, so please be patient. It might not happen anytime soon, but from what I’ve heard so far, 2022 was just as amazing. Looking forward to do the deep dive again, as I did with 2021 here.

Best of Planetarium 2021, Pt. 3 [final]
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p376
Limited Select release on January 21, 2023
Wide release TBD
Releases covered up to December 31, 2021
Image by : Casey Horner

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label PA
00:00 01 anthéne, Pepo Galán & Marty Hicks Sculpture 1 (by Dear Gravity) Sustain Series, Vol. 2 2021 Ambientologist N79b
03:12 02 Nils Frahm Then Patterns Old Friends New Friends 2021 LEITER
06:29 03 zarr. Sojourn sojourn 2021 Stereoscenic
11:03 04 Foam and Sand Circle 23 (Slow Meadow Rework) Full Circle Reworks 2021 Trees & Cyborgs
16:10 05 Olan Mill Later Season Ambient Sleeping Pill 5 2021 Stereoscenic X14b
18:57 06 Delectatio Mágoa Onism 2021 Delectatio X14b
23:59 07 City of Dawn with Dottie Melody Where the World Quietly Sing Their Song 2021 El Gran E N79c
27:36 08 Hallow Under Blossom Hallow Under 2021 LILA लीला N80a
37:32 09 zarr. Liminal sojourn 2021 Stereoscenic L12a
43:39 10 Vanyashi Above the Village Aisthesis 2021 Vanyashi
48:28 11 Julia Gjertsen Solregn Summer Single Series (2021) 2021 Moderna B11
51:25 12 Yasmin Williams I Wonder (Song for Michael) Urban Driftwood 2021 Spinster
56:40 13 anthéne floralia maritime 2021 Ambientologist L12a
1:01:46 14 Hammock Afraid to Go Home Elsewhere 2021 Hammock G18c
1:05:32 15 Jonas Munk Altered Light Altered Light 2021 Azure Vista L12a
1:10:36 16 Alex Smalley Optimal Care Vanaprastha (The Man Who Went Into the Woods to Find Himself) 2021 Past Inside the Present G18a
1:16:35 17 Reich & Würden Grainscan Pop Ambient 2022 2021 Kompakt G18c
1:21:54 18 andarctica light whispers (.foundation rework) mountain ambient III 2021 Stereoscenic N80b
1:28:41 19 The Green Kingdom Lullaby Lantern Imaginary Habitats 2021 Hand drawn hand G18a
1:32:47 20 Beverly Glenn-Copeland Ever New (Kelsey Lu’s Transportation) Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined 2021 Transgressive
1:41:38 21 Jon Hopkins feat. 7RAYS Ascending, Dawn Sky Music for Psychedelic Therapy 2021 Domino G18a
1:50:20 22 Jon Hopkins feat. 7RAYS Arriving Music for Psychedelic Therapy 2021 Domino G18a
1:52:45 23 Berm and Swale Occupied by Light A Communal Compilation 2021 Jogging House J17b
1:56:38 24 ILUITEQ A Sylvan Elegy The Loss of Wilderness 2021 n5MD L12b
2:03:05 25 Hammock Before Elsewhere 2021 Hammock L12b

PA = Previous appearance in a mix.

Sandelholz

Botanik 12
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p374
Limited Select release on December 2, 2022
Wide release TBD, 2022
Releases covered up to December 31, 2021
Image by Unknown

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Illuminine Aura (Jakob Lindhagen Rework) Dear, Piano 2020 Ferryhouse
04:59 02 Henning Schmiedt der tag Schlafen 2020 flau
08:17 03 Rose Riebl I Conversed with You in a Dream Do Not Move Stones 2021 INNI
14:14 04 Mahan Farzad Eyes Shut Piano Days 1 2021 Mahan Farzad
17:35 05 Julia Gjertsen Place and Time Perceptions Vol.2 2021 bigo & twigetti
19:59 06 Tor Red Tide (Vetle Nærø Remake) Oasis Sky (Remixes) 2021 Youth and Progress
22:41 07 Pêtr Aleksänder New Moon Collage 2021 Moderna
25:28 08 Jacob David Nederlag Splices 2021 Moderna
27:36 09 Sophie Hutchings Along the Boundary Echoes in the Valley 2021 Mercury KX
32:16 10 Balmorhea La Vagabonde The Wind 2021 Deutsche Grammophon
37:09 11 Nils Frahm Acting Old Friends New Friends 2022 LEITER
40:15 12 Simeon Walker Lumen Piano Layers Vol. II 2021 7K!
43:35 13 Olec Mün Paloma Vögel 2021 Lady Blunt
47:31 14 Daigo Hanada & Yoko Komatsu Ni Sayuru 2021 Moderna
51:04 15 Daigo Hanada & Yoko Komatsu Yoru Sayuru 2021 Moderna
53:54 16 Hideyuki Hashimoto Koto Koto 2021 nlart
56:38 17 Jacob Pavek NINA NINA 2021 Sonder House
1:00:20 18 Angel Ruediger Gaia The Shape of Piano to Come Vol. I 2020 INRI Classic
1:04:12 19 Orange and Mountains Rivali (Simeon Walker Rework) Drawers (Reworks) 2021 Rhodium
1:07:53 20 Nils Frahm Strickleiter Old Friends New Friends 2022 LEITER
1:11:43 21 Alaskan Tapes Seconds Seconds / Hólar 2021 Nettwerk
1:13:41 22 Endless Melancholy Shelter Landmarks 2021 1631
1:15:56 23 John Hayes I Am The Last Best Place 2020 Sonder House
1:20:13 24 Otto A Totland Companion Companion 2021 Sonic Pieces
1:24:00 25 Slow Meadow Adorned in Ribbons Upstream Dream 2021 Hammock

Additional credits:
07 : Ian Burdge, Bruce White, Oliver Langford, Tom Piggott-Smith
10 : Morris Kliphuis, Alex Browne, Sam Pankey, Jonathan Sielaff, James Suter

Michael McGarrity + Planetarium – Klippenpfade

It’s been a year since my ambient music neighbour Michael McGarrity appeared on Planetarium and FRISKY CHILL’s Neptunian with his guest mix. We decided a follow-up is long overdue, so he came up with an exciting new format: Sending the mix back and forth between each other after each track (technically, sometimes two). This new form of collaborative set is what I now labelled Interplanetar. This exquisite first edition was first aired on Michael’s FRISKY CHILL show Wander earlier this month. We both added a few more tracks at the end to extend it to around 75 minutes and “Klippenpfade” (cliff paths), exploring both classics and 2021 releases at the same time, is the result.

Michael McGarrity + Planetarium – Klippenpfade (Interplanetar 1)
FRISKY CHILL broadcast (Wander) from May 9, 2021
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p333
Wide release on May 28, 2021
Image by : Soff Garavano Puw

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label Sel
00:00 01 Mathieu Karsenti Twenty Seven Bygones 2020 Slowcraft P
04:30 02 ILUITEQ Springtime Return Soundtracks for Winter Departures 2019 TXT M
09:42 03 Private Mountain Transience STRATUMI (СТРАТУМИ) 2020 Élan Vital P
14:06 04 Purl A Brighter Dream Renovatio 2020 Archives M
16:43 05 Ishmael Cormack Side B The Sunday Project 2020 Ishmael Cormack P
18:10 06 Marine Eyes On This Fresh Morning Idyll 2021 Stereoscenic M
21:15 07 Marine Eyes Shortest Day (Reprise) Idyll 2021 Stereoscenic M
24:45 08 Wodwo Diastereo Chematica 2020 Wodwo P
28:13 09 Jupi/ter The Worm Islands, Pt. 2 2021 Ambientologist M
30:53 10 Sachi Kobayashi Shimmer More Than Just a Dream 2020 Stereoscenic M
32:35 11 Luis Miehlich Spring Haiku 1 Silences 2018 Archives P
36:55 12 Anthéne Whatever Fire is Burning A Light, a Glimmer 2018 Polar Seas P
40:35 13 Rhian Sheehan Between Us and the Dying Starlight A Quiet Divide 2018 LOOP M
44:38 14 Hammock Valkenburgh Columbus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2017 Hammock P
48:38 15 A Home For Ghosts Hireath Hireath 2020 Rusted Tone M
55:01 16 Slow Meadow Grey Cloud Lullaby Slow Meadow (Deluxe Edition) 2016 Hammock P
58:52 17 Aaron Martin & Dag Rosenqvist Closing Menashe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2017 Wayfind M
1:03:40 18 Hotel Neon 6:59 AM (Slow Meadow Remix) Context: Remixed 2017 Facture P
1:08:56 19 Poemme Forest Hymn Moments in Golden Light 2018 Poemme M
1:12:11 20 Micah Frank Pine Ridge Cambria 2021 Micah Frank M

Sel : Selected by (M) Michael McGarrity, (P) Planetarium.

02 previously appeared on N50.
04 previously appeared on N65.
11 and 19 previously appeared on P100.
12 previously appeared on BOP18a, N37 and P90.
14 previously appeared on P81.
16 previously appeared on R5, BOP15b and P29.
18 previously appeared on BOP17c and P74.
17-20 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast.

Enzian

Botanik 9 (piano day 2021 special)
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p322
Limited Select release on March 2, 2021
Wide release on March 29, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by bp5131

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Luis Miehlich Moving On, Step by Step Piano Day 2020 2020 Luis Miehlich
05:27 02 Simeon Walker Unravel Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker
14:42 03 Simeon Walker Void Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker
17:47 04 Nicholas Britell Eden (Harlem) If Beale Street Could Talk (Original Motion Picture Score) 2018 Lakeshore
20:29 05 Daigo Hanada Flowers Flowers 2020 Moderna
23:19 06 Manuel Zito Closed Nineteen 2020 1631
26:54 07 Simeon Walker Haze Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker
34:06 08 Snorri Hallgrímsson Vorar Landbrot I 2020 Moderna
38:06 09 Illuminine Pattern, Erase (Simeon Walker Rework) Dear Piano 2020 Ferryhouse
42:14 10 Slow Meadow Boy in a Water Globe (Solo Piano) By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
47:29 11 CEEYS_Brothers.Selke Reunion Hausmusik 2020 Neue Meister
55:17 12 Andrew Wasylyk (Half-light of) The Cadmium Moon Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation 2020 Athens Of The North
1:00:10 13 Polar Moon Reminiscent of You As Above, So Below 2020 Past Inside The Present
1:02:33 14 Catching Flies Opals Silver Linings 2019 Indigo Soul
1:04:52 15 Sun Rain Charcoal Elora Gorge 2020 Sonder House
1:08:25 16 Ben Crosland The Turn The Turn 2020 Bigo & Twigetti
1:11:05 17 Voga First Sighting Static Motion 2018 Voga
1:13:26 18 John Hayes The Things That End The Things That End 2020 Sonder House
1:16:45 19 Tobias Svensson Fields Intersections 2020 Bigo & Twigetti
1:20:03 20 Goldmund From One Place to Another The Time It Takes 2020 Western Vinyl
1:23:30 21 Slow Meadow Quintana (Solo Piano) By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock

04 previously appeared in Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2.
21 previously appeared in Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1.

Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1

As is tradition since 2012, Planetarium’s favourite picks of the last 12 months appear together in a compilation consisting of two extra-length mixes. This past year was particularly challenging to catch up to: The pandemic made plenty of artists spend much more time in their studios and Bandcamp, the primary platform to purchase ambient music from, introduced their fee-slashing fridays. At the moment, my inbox still has about 2500 unread notification mails about new releases sent since August 2020, mostly from labels and artists that I’m not following that closely (I try to cover my favourite labels and artists sooner in a “fast-lane” manner). Chances are high that I’ll come across some more obscure picks in the coming months (follow #PlanetariumRecommends on Twitter!). In any case, Planetarium has seen yet another healthy increase in followers and I’m happy that you keep listening to my mixes. Special thanks goes out to the Select subscribers who are eager to check out limited releases weeks in advance! Off to another, hopefully less depressing year at some point!

Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p320
Released on February 16, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by Dasha Kern

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label PAi
00:00 01 Jörgen Kjellgren Cádiz, Pt. 2 Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present N67
05:24 02 Eternell Imagined Distances Imagined Distances 2020 Sound in Silence
11:16 03 Andrew Lang Momentary Senses / Oulu Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
16:30 04 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Drala Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
24:07 05 Jogging House Days be 2020 Seil N68
30:17 06 Benoît Pioulard with Pepo Galán & Karen Vogt Try to Be More Realistic Sustain Series, Vol. 1 2020 Ambientologist N68
33:46 07 Julianna Barwick Safe Healing is a Miracle 2020 Ninja Tune J8
38:30 08 Geotic Simothet Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement N67
49:48 09 Robot Koch Nebula The Next Billion Years 2020 Modern L7
53:33 10 Andrew Tasselmyer Dream States Associative Mechanisms 2020 Andrew Tasselmyer X6
57:02 11 Hotel Neon All is Memory All is Memory 2020 Facture
1:01:23 12 BLOMMA Finale BLOMMA 2020 Moderna G6
1:05:38 13 Slow Meadow Quintana (Solo Piano) By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
1:09:42 14 Merrin Karras Meridian Northwest Passage 2020 A Strangely Isolated Place X6
1:17:47 15 36 & zakè Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (Stage 1) Stasis Sounds for Long​-​Distance Space Travel 2020 Past Inside the Present X6
1:23:20 16 Steve Good Moon River Nothing is Ever Created or Destroyed 2020 Steve Good N56
1:30:23 17 zakè Passengers (Poemme Remix) Geneva 2020 Past Inside the Present G11
1:35:14 18 Geotic Elinted Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basements L6
1:45:08 19 Ezra Feinberg Acquainted with the Night Recumbent Speech 2020 Related States G11
1:50:00 20 Sarah MacNeil Siar Northbay 2020 Crow Road G10
1:54:09 21 Pantha du Prince Lichtung Conference of Trees 2020 Modern G6
2:00:40 22 Caspian Circles on Circles On Circles 2020 Triple Crown G10

PAi = Previously appeared in a mix. Others will most definitely be included in a forthcoming Planetarium set.

Gartensinfonie

Lumen 6
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p311
Released on December 15, 2020
Releases covered up to September 30, 2020
Image by Florian Giorgio

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Geotic Elinted Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement
10:20 02 Aukai Soplo del Sueño Game Trails 2020 Aukai
15:15 03 Bibio Oakmoss Sleep on the Wing 2020 Warp
18:46 04 Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett All Good Things Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett 2019 Real World
22:20 05 Andreas Söderström & Rickard Jäverling Norra Udden Adelsö 2019 Flora & Fauna
29:34 06 Russ Daniels Stillhear Adagio 2019 Russ Daniels
33:33 07 The Green Kingdom Rose Garden Springhill 2020 Hidden Vibes
39:01 08 Ludvig Cimbrelius Dream of a Church and Your Eyes Her 2018 Eternell
47:15 09 Peter Broderick Earnest Leslye 2020 Summer Single Series 2020 Moderna
50:43 10 Dominic Razlaff Lauschen Lauschen 2020 Dominic Razlaff
52:44 11 Andreas Söderström & Rickard Jäverling Adelsö Adelsö 2019 Flora & Fauna
56:08 12 OHIO Frère Upward, Broken, Always 2019 12k
1:03:33 13 Sarah MacNeil Northbay Northbay 2020 Crow Road Sessions
1:08:11 14 Slow Meadow By the Ash Tree By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
1:11:12 15 Henning Schmiedt Becher Milch Klavierraum, später 2019 flau

08 previously appeared in бытие | Existence (Neptunian 37) (FRISKY Radio exclusive)

Vienna

Vienna (Helioscope Radio 129) [Proton Radio broadcast from June 11, 2020]
01 Alex H – Lindblum (GMJ Remix) [Heath Mill] {00:00}
02 Eric Lune & Juan Sapia – Evolution [Plattenbank] {06:30}
03 Nico Cerban – Sophia (Juan Erbin & Q.A.T Remix) [Massive Harmony] {10:43}
04 Andre Sobota – Saturate [Colorize] {16:38}
05 Erkka – The Floating Point [SongSpire] {21:47}
06 Lanvary – Everything You Feel (We Are All Astronauts Remix) [Proton] {26:51}
07 Rauschhaus & Paradoks – Amethyst [BeatFreak] {32:38}
08 Eddie Murray – Dogma [Cycles] {37:02}
09 Knives Out – Sugarcoat (Sasha Remix) [Bedrock] {40:49}
10 Ivanshee – Jollier [Balkan Connection] {45:35}
11 ilan Bluestone & Spencer Brown – Steelyard [Anjunabeats] {49:41}
12 Data Rebel – Syance [Data Rebel] {54:46}
13 Modd – Evening Fog [All Day I Dream] {58:27}
14 Slow Meadow – Liminal Animal [Hammock] {1:05:53}

13-14 are not included in the Proton Radio broadcast.

Image by : http://unsplash.com/@anikinearthwalker


Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h560

Michael McGarrity + Planetarium

The second Neptunian guestmix comes from my fellow FRISKY host Michael McGarrity from Scotland. His show Wander simply is a top-notch ambient experience each month.

Michael McGarrity + Planetarium (Neptunian 58) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from April 26, 2020
01 Robert Farrugia – Puddles [Lontano] {00:00}
02 Oxherding – Along the River [Distant Bloom] {04:53}
03 Tom Day – Pariah [Peaks] {14:36}
04 Alaskan Tapes – Before Sinking [AT] {17:07}
05 Christopher Tignor – The Blue Road [Unseen] {19:34}
06 Mordançage – Now Before Us [Fluid]
07 Clouds Are Learning – Hurt by the Night
08 Mordançage – Once Forgotten [Fluid]
09 Slow Meadow – We Can Only Love Through Suffering [Hammock]
10 The Living Sleep – Untethered
11 Oathless – Coda, For the End of Days [Hawk Moon]
12 Rudy Adrian – Blue Horizon [Spotted Peccary]
13 How To Disappear Completely – Mira
14 Tone Color – June [Assembly Field]
15 Solace – My Fears Are All That’s Left of Me
16 ILUITEQ – No Longer Know […txt]
17 Kyoto – Scapes and Spheres [Microcosmos]
18 Aleks Michalski – Existence
19 Moonshine Blues – Celeste [Grains of Sand]
20 Swoop and Cross – St. No [Time Released Sound]

01-04 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast), selected and mixed by Helioscope. 05-20 are selected and mixed by Michael McGarrity.
06 appeared on Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2 and Kometenstaub.
08 appeared on Perigäum.


Image by: http://lawrencecornellphoto.deviantart.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p283

Heritage

Heritage (Idolatry Vol. 98) [Proton Radio broadcast from April 9, 2020]
01 B.A.X. – Midsummer Night [3rd Avenue] {00:00}
02 Leaving Laurel – Need Little, Want Less [Anjunadeep] {04:53}
03 Ben Böhmer – Little Lights [Anjunadeep] {09:24}
04 Eric Lune – Benji (Forerunners Remix) [3rd Avenue] {14:02}
05 Eric Lune – Embers [Sound Avenue] {17:58}
06 Analog Jungs – Liria [Or Two Strangers] {23:39}
07 Huminal – Carousel [Einmusika] {30:16}
08 Andre Sobota – Empty [Colorize] {35:15}
09 Eric Lune – Benji (Navar Remix) [3rd Avenue] {41:33}
10 Antrim – Purpose [Plattenbank] {46:43}
11 Juan Sapia – Rebirth [Sudbeat] {52:59}
12 Marconi Union – A.M.I.D. [Just] {58:49}
13 Nhar – Mediolanum [Seven Villas] {1:03:05}
14 Nils Hoffmann & Ben Böhmer – Second Sun [Poesie] {1:08:57}
15 Stumbleine feat. Elizabeth Heaton – Malibu [Monotreme] {1:11:53}
16 Slow Meadow – Stellarum Fixarum [Hammock] {1:15:22}

13-16 are Mixcloud exclusives and did not appear in the Proton Radio broadcast.

Image by : http://lordljcornellphotos.deviantart.com/


Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h552
Helioscope Select exclusive until June 14.

Ewiger Frühling

Introducing Declan Postlethwaite (Melbourne, Australia) on the annual Piano Day celebration whose single “Float”, submitted for last year’s playlist, is this edition’s exclusive. 88 minutes of stunning, unforgettable piano pieces on the 88th day of the year are resurrecting the Botanik series.

Ewiger Frühling (piano day 2020) (Botanik 6)
01 Luis Miehlich – Yuzu Prelude [Luis Miehlich] {00:00}
02 Luis Miehlich – Green [Luis Miehlich] {02:55}
03 BLOMMA – Aurora [Moderna] {07:34}
04 Declan Postlethwaite – Float [Declan Postlethwaite] {11:51}
05 Jan Wagner – Kapitel 14 [Quiet Love] {14:29}
06 Snorri Hallgrímsson – Flow [Moderna] {17:42}
07 Martyn Heyne & Ben Lukas Boysen – June [Thesis] {21:55}
08 Bremer/McCoy – Solopgang [Bremer/McCoy] {26:21}
09 Kai Schumacher – ACABb [Neue Meister] {30:53}
10 Lambert – Porcelain [Mercury Classics] {33:48}
11 Henning Schmiedt – Prise Meersalz [flau] {36:50}
12 Luis Álvarez – Noctilucent [Sonder House] {41:19}
13 Levi Patel – With Wings Falling [Marigold] {44:28}
14 Tom Adams – Particle IX [Moderna] {48:07}
15 Sergio Díaz de Rojas – Rhine [7k!] {50:55}
16 Alaskan Tapes – Lift Me (Somehow) [AT] {53:25}
17 Christopher Dicker – Reach Together [Sonder House] {55:37}
18 Sun Rain – Paper 2 [Hush Hush] {1:00:23}
19 Henning Schmiedt – Mit dem Schneebesen! [flau] {1:03:19}
20 Luis Miehlich – Timecuts IV [whitelab] {1:07:10}
21 Slow Meadow – Everything Is a Memory [Hammock] {1:10:13}
22 Winterdagen – Clearing [Waterway] {1:13:18}
23 Max Cooper – Lovesong (Poppy Ackroyd Remix) [Mesh] {1:18:27}
24 Lisa Morgenstern – Codex [Lisa Morgenstern] {1:24:45}

Image by : http://autumncamera.tumblr.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p276